TRUST THE DARKNESS NOW
If you are lost. If nothing makes sense anymore. If all your reference points have collapsed.
If the old life is crumbling now. If the mind is foggy, tired, busy. If the organism is exhausted and longs to rest.
Celebrate. Trust. This is a rite of passage, not an error.
You are healing in your own original way.
Contact the ground now. Breathe. In, out. Make room for the visitors: The sorrow, doubt, fear, anger. An ancient emptiness - They just want to be felt. They just want to pass through.
You are a vessel, not a separate self. You are a sky, not the passing weather.
An old life is falling away. A new life is being born.
Others may not understand.
But trust anyway. Celebrate. Contact the ground.
- Jeff Foster
Notes on Thyme from ANA
Thyme is in the mint family. With a taste that’s spicier than oregano and a scent reminiscent of pine, thyme can be recognized by its tiny, sage-green leaves and thin but woody stalks. In early summer, the plant will blossom with pink or purple flowers.
She can help Improve motivation and drive, increases levels of dopamine and serotonin that regulate overall mood and sense of wellbeing, help strengthen and give clarity of mind.
She’s also a very powerful in neutralizing and controlling certain bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasite infections.
Beyond being an antimicrobial, she’s packed with antioxidants.
You can use her as a remedy for many ailments including, but not limited to bronchitis, colds, cold sores, sore throats and coughs, dementia, ear infections. Liver dysfunction, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract infections.
Thyme can be used fresh or dried, in capsules or tinctures, tea infusions, as well as essential oil
You can also apply her as a poultice or compress in situation where there’s a skin issue
And, you can burn dried bundles as a smudge stick for strength and clarity of mind and protection.
The Anatomy of Trust from Brene Brown